A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914

A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914

Editor(s): Robert Paul Lamb, G. R. Thompson

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405100649

Online ISBN: 9780470996829

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996829

About this Book

A Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking collection of essays written by leading critics for a wide audience of scholars, students, and interested general readers.


  • An exceptionally broad-ranging and accessible Companion to the study of American fiction of the post-civil war period and the early twentieth century Brings together 29 essays by top scholars, each of which presents a synthesis of the best research and offers an original perspective
  • Divided into sections on historical traditions and genres, contexts and themes, and major authors
  • Covers a mixture of canonical and the non-canonical themes, authors, literatures, and critical approaches
  • Explores innovative topics, such as ecological literature and ecocriticism, children's literature, and the influence of Darwin on fiction

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Historical Traditions and Genres

  2. Part II: Contexts and Themes

  3. Part III: Major Authors

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